So, I recently acquired a brand new Nokia N900 phone off of an online auction site for a fairly reasonable price. The N900 is a Linux phone, and it came out a long time ago, but it's only just now within my budget.
I've spent the past day struggling with it. Its version of
apt is particularly frustrating.
The point I'm at now is, I can't get
dpkg to properly configure a package because of how some guy at Nokia decided the phone shouldn't have any files whatsoever in
/usr/share/doc. Apparently. And the
--configure of this particular package demands that a file be put into
/usr/share/doc and then "optified", which is a Nokia Linux term I don't really understand, but seems mainly to have to do with treating
/opt/maemo as if it were the root directory when it comes to certain types of files.
Needless to say, this documentation can not be "optified"... I don't really care why, I just want to be able to:
- Decompress the
- Look at the script that tells
dpkgwhere to put things.
- Modify the script and/or move those files around myself.
- Do whatever else is necessary so that the right files are in the right place, myself.
- Inform the list of packages that this package has been 'installed'.
- Get on with my life, knowing a lot more about
.debs than I currently do.